Calcio Como

Calcio Como
Calcio Como
Full name Calcio Como S.r.l.[1]
Nickname(s) Lariani
Founded 1907
2005 (refound)
Ground Giuseppe Sinigaglia,
Como, Italy
(Capacity: 13,602)
Chairman Antonio Di Bari
Manager Ernestino Ramella
League Lega Pro Prima Divisione A
2010-11 Lega Pro Prima Divisione A, 9th
Home colours
Away colours

Calcio Como S.r.l. are an Italian football club, based in Como. The club was founded in 1907. The team's color is blue.

Como have last been in Serie A in 2002–03; this was followed by three consecutive relegations that brought the team down in Serie C2 at the end of the season 2004–05 after having lost a playoff (2–1 on aggregate) to Novara Calcio, and being then even cancelled from Italian professional football because of bankruptcy. They were successively admitted to Serie D, the top level of non-professional football in Italy, where they spent three seasons before finally managing to win promotion back to Serie C2 in the 2007–08 season.[2]. Como finally returned to Serie C1 at next season.



Como were first promoted to Serie A in 1949 and enjoyed a respectable four-year stay before relegation, the next 20 years were spent moving between Serie B and C but more often the former. A revival in the 1970s saw the club emerge as contenders for promotion to Serie A, this was achieved in 1975 but despite the best efforts of players such as Alessandro Scanziani they would last only a season. They would slump to C1 by 1978, but with a rebuilt team containing stars like Pietro Vierchowod would achieve successive promotions and a two-year stay in Serie A (1980–82).

Como managed another promotion to the top flight in 1984, with a five-year stint in Serie A proving the club's most successful period of recent times. The strikeforce of Dan Corneliusson and Stefano Borgonovo oversaw a credible 9th place finish in 1986, this was repeated the following year with far fewer goals scored. The club's defence, led by hard man Pasquale Bruno, proved more than up to the task however. Relegation in 1989 percipitated a rapid decline, with Como spending most of the 1990s in Serie C1 with the exception of 1994–95. Interestingly, former Chelsea, and current Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini spent a year on loan at Como.

The 21st century saw Como experience a brief revival. Promotion to Serie B in 2001 was marred by an appallingly violent incident in a game against Modena, resulting in captain Massimiliano Ferrigno being handed a three-year ban. They nonetheless managed promotion to Serie A in 2002, ironically being promoted alongside Modena. However, the return to Serie A proved a major disappointment with the side in the bottom two all season, and a ban on games at the Sinigaglia after crowd violence. Successive relegations have caused financial difficulties, and in 2005 Como were condemned to the amateur ranks of Serie D. The liquidator had also found former president Enrico Preziosi had transferred some asset to his new club Genoa. They returned to the rebranded Serie C2, Lega Pro Seconda Divisione in 2008, after having won the Girone B of Serie D.[2]. Como finally came back to Serie C1 (Lega Pro Prima Divisione) after promotion play-offs after defeating Rodengo Saiano with 1–1 aggregate and Alessandria with 4–1 aggregate.


As of 23 September 2011 [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy GK Marco Giambruno
Germany GK Dan Twardzik
Italy GK Andrea Conti
Italy DF Walter Zullo
Italy DF Orlando Urbano
Cameroon DF Thomas Som
Italy DF Tommaso Nieddu
Brazil DF Marcus Diniz
Italy DF Francesco Bellitta
Italy DF Cesare Ambrosini
Brazil MF Vicente (on loan from Padova)
Italy MF Nicolò Tonetto
Italy MF Stefano Salvi
No. Position Player
Italy MF Riccardo Romani
Italy MF Umberto Miello (on loan from Torino)
Italy MF Luca Lulli
France MF Marc Lewandowski
Italy MF Andrea Ardito (C)
Portugal FW Diogo Tavares
Italy FW Francesco Ripa (on loan from Nocerina)
Italy FW Alberto Filippini
France MF Abdou Doumbia
Italy FW Nicola Ciotola (on loan from Verona)
Italy FW Emanuele Bardelloni
Brazil FW Toledo
Nigeria FW Ofosu Asiedu

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy DF Simone Fautario (at Frosinone)

Famous players

The following players were called up to their national team during their career at Como:


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